Aug. 31, 2015

Hilton's Yianni Diakomihalis named World Wrestling Champion

At the Cadet World Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia on Aug. 29, Hilton junior Yianni Diakomihalis won the gold medal for Team USA in the 58 kg (127.5 lb.) finals 6-3 over Jintaro Motoyama of Japan. Leading up to the final round, Yianni defeated four 15-17 year old wrestlers in his weight class. Yianni is a three-time state champion and has multiple county and sectional titles. To see his final match, click here.

Yianni told New York Wrestling News that he dedicated his whole summer to training with the goal of competing with the best wrestlers from around the world.